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    Exclamation GRAMMAMR URGENT TEST!

    i don' t understan the difference between a gerund and a participle.
    how can you know if a gerund is being used as SUBJECT, OBJECT OF PREPOSITION, DIRECT OBJECT, INDIRECT OBJECT or PREDICATE NOMINATE!
    URGENT!! please please
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    Re: GRAMMAMR URGENT TEST!

    If the -ing form is used as an adjective (an interesting book) or as a main verb (I was watching TV all night), it's a present participle.

    1 Subject: Smoking kills. (kills = main verb and smoking is the subject- you could change it to a noun and it would have the same function: tobacco kills.
    2 Position- if it comes after a preposition

    Are you clear on what these terms mean? If you have I like reading, what would you call reading?

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    Re: GRAMMAMR URGENT TEST!

    Can I say that the gerund is a noun which is made of verb and the participle is a verb aspect.

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